Energodar (also spelled Enerhodar) is a city located in the northwestern part of Zaporozhye oblast of Ukraine, about 132 km from Zaporozhye city. Energodar is standing on the left bank of the Dnieper River.
The city is the home for people working at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (largest in Europe) situated nearby. The plant is a major employer in the city.
Energodar population is about 55,000 (2012).
The phone code is +380 6139; the postal code - 71500.
Energodar is also called the power capital of Ukraine. The town was founded in 1970 as the settlement of people working at Zaporozhye hydro power station. In 1972, the town received current name - Energodar meaning “power gift”.
The building of Zaporozhye nuclear power station began in 1981. First power generating unit was completed in 1984. Today Zaporozhye nuclear power station has six power generating units (total power 6,000 megawatt).
Energodar recreation center is a canal embankment, with its original architectural design and clean air. The embankment was built nearly 2 kilometers long with numerous cafes, showrooms, shops.
The city is also known for its cultural and sports achievements. Power capital of Ukraine is the birthplace of international theatrical festival “Good Theater”. Since May 1992, it is one of the most exciting event of the city. The festival is held once in two years.
From the bus station of the city there are direct routes to such Ukrainian cities as Zaporozhye, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Melitopol.
From the railway station there is a train to Zaporozhye twice a day.
Mini-hotel “Plaza”. The hotel is located in the cottage district of the city, about 5 minutes from the central part of Energodar. Main services: sauna, pool, billiards, Wi-Fi, laundry, parking. Address: Energodar, Komsomolskaya Str., 30. Contact phone: +380 66 710 07 70.
Hotel “Skifskaya”. Two-star hotel with a cafe and conference-hall. Address: Energodar, Skifskaya Str., 10. Contact phone: +380 6139 5 90 06.
Hotel “Nuclear Power Station Hotel”. Address: Energodar, Stroiteley Str., 17-a. Contact phones: +380 6139 3 11 64, +380 6139 3 12 59, +380 6139 3 34 81.
Hotel “Energodar”. Multistoried hotel in the center of the city. Address: Energodar, Stroiteley Str., 25. Contact phone: +380 6139 3 35 81.
Hotel “Sosnoviy Bor”. Address: Energodar, Pridneprovskaya Str., 19. Contact phone: +380 6139 3 35 87.